James Fawcett
Email: [email protected]
English Department Chair

joined BCD in 1978
A.B., English
Harvard University
M.A.L.S., English
Wesleyan University

James chaired the English Department at BCD for more than thirty years, and currently teaches English to students in the Upper School. He crafted, and helps to fine-tune each year, the excellent literature curriculum that is the backbone of BCD’s English program. Alumni frequently comment on the depths of “Mr. Fawcett’s” teaching and the ongoing significance of his high standards. Jim lives with his wife Eugénie in Tyringham. He shares, “Working with students is like walking around a  piece of sculpture and sharing ideas about expression, attitude of sculpture expressed in technique and posture, possible types of dramatic tension therein. What do you think? What inspired you to make that observation?”